Thomas House offers different opportunities for individuals or groups to volunteer their time at the shelter. We welcome volunteers of all ages to participate so the adults and children at Thomas House have the opportunity to interact with individuals who care about their well-being and want to support them to become self-sufficient.
Contact Delaney, Operations Director, at
for more information about which volunteer opportunity will best fit you or your group or to learn more about available internships.
*Disclaimer - Due to COVID-19, these opportunities are subject to change.
Please contact Thomas House for the latest updates.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Our Youth Development Program offers both volunteer and internship opportunities. We are looking for creative and empathetic individuals interested in making an impact on homeless and at-risk children. Duties will include supervising our children, tutoring, mentoring, coordinating onsite activities and planning and attending field trips. Evening and weekend hours available.
On Thursday nights, our parents attend a mandatory life skills class. They get home from work and often do not have time to prepare dinner for their families before they have to go to class. We invite volunteer groups to bring or prepare dinner for all of our shelter residents (approximately 60 people) as well as provide activities for the children (approximately 45) to be entertained while their parents are in class.
PLAN A CHILDREN'S PARTY
Give the Thomas House children a day to remember by throwing a Birthday Party or Holiday Party. We invite volunteer groups to bring food and activities for the residents (and our parents like to be included, too). The parties are usually held on Saturdays. Some of the celebrations at Thomas House include: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Thomas House is always looking for volunteers to help complete general building maintenance and repairs. Projects could range from organizing our food pantry, painting one of our apartment units, or staging an apartment for a new move-in. This service opportunity is perfect for groups with at least 3-5 volunteers.
BAKE A CAKE
Make one of our residents feel special on their birthday by baking or donating a birthday cake. We can provide their favorite flavors and interests to match their personalities. Add a little sparkle by adding balloons and candles!
Hosting a donation drive is a great way to support our families, collecting the needed essentials for everyday life. Invite your friends, family members, and coworkers to contribute to the drive by donating and spreading the word. Need ideas on what to collect? We can provide a list of items currently needed.